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by shane
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: DIY Linear Tonearm
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: DIY Linear Tonearm

Yes, once I’ve finished a project to restore an old pair of Stax headphones.

Unfortunately the PSU board was damaged during a shed tidy-up a while ago, so I’m going to have to do some major troubleshooting before I take it any further. Possibly out of my depth, but we’ll see...
by shane
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: DIY Linear Tonearm
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: DIY Linear Tonearm

Just re-posted the relevant bit of the first post in the Bastard thread with the photos restored.

http://www.audio-talk.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=6889
by shane
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: The Bastard
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

Re: The Bastard

Part of first post with pics restored: The motor: https://i.postimg.cc/3wyn4s2h/98-D12-BE7-E096-444-D-9-FEC-B4161-AB936-C4.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/mr6JK3yL/B3-F76-CBF-4-A05-4-EFB-913-E-5-F472138-A5-D9.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Qt9wDBfp/6-AEBFC4-B-49-E1-483-B-B93-B-C1-F9397-EEE7-E.jpg The bearing is ...
by shane
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: DIY Linear Tonearm
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: DIY Linear Tonearm

Going back to your comment about tapered spindles, the taper on the Vestax motor is formed by a brass sleeve pressed onto the spindle. Removing that leaves the spindle projecting from a “sub-platter” about 30mm diameter which has three tapped M4 (I think) holes for attaching the platter. That enable...
by shane
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: DIY Linear Tonearm
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: DIY Linear Tonearm

To my eye, this is all about the electronics. The motor looks pretty puny, and although you can’t see it, I doubt that the bearing is up to much. In your position, I’d go for something like this: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323787064970 These de...
by shane
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 3409
Views: 316329

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Saw them at the Van Dike. Brilliant gig, but I have to say I don’t remember it that well after 48 years. Only time I ever saw a bass player break a string. Never realised it was Gary Moore though!
by shane
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10778
Views: 810184

Re: Nothing In Particular

There have been two Fiats in my life. The first was a devastatingly pretty AC series 124 coupe. I bought it as a non-runner when it was about seven years old, thinking I might be able to restore it but the rust was just overwhelming. Managed to flog the engine and gearbox for more than I paid for th...
by shane
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: WAD Phono2 power supply.
Replies: 102
Views: 16316

Re: WAD Phono2 power supply.

Sorted! I got a bit disillusioned when I finished this thing and couldn’t get rid of the hum, so it’s been sitting gathering dust for two years whilst the music’s been handled by a Pi courtesy of Tidal and IDAGIO. Today though, I looked at it staring at me from under the telly and tried to remember ...
by shane
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2132
Views: 191492

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

by shane
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: back to the future
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: back to the future

3nm? Jesus. When I left Xfab/Mitel/Plessey in 2004 they were just beginning to talk about .18um for foundry work carried out at TSMC!

What sort of lithography gear are they using for that, I wonder?
by shane
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10778
Views: 810184

Re: Nothing In Particular

I had one of these fitted back in June which is supposed to cover gas and electricity. The gas meter relays its info to the electricity meter, which then sends it to the monitor unit and relays the readings to the supplier. Checking my account, I now see the the gas readings are all showing correctl...
by shane
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.
Replies: 2132
Views: 191492

Re: The Audio-Talk Cycling thread.

According to that you’re a foot shorter than you were when you started.
by shane
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 528
Views: 58608

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Could you not just rewire it so that the dip bulb is permanently connected to the output of the light switch, and the main is switched on and off in parallel by the dip switch? I’m pretty sure I wired my mini that way in the dim and distant.
by shane
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 10778
Views: 810184

19th century monorail

First came across pictures of this when I was a kid, but never knew there was a movie. This could only happen in Ireland!

https://ifiplayer.ie/along-the-line/
by shane
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: João Gilberto RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 609

Re: João Gilberto RIP

Katie Derham did a lovely documentary about the whole Brazilian thing a couple of years ago. Worth a watch if you have an idle hour.